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What is the meaning of "понаехать"?

Понаехать here is used in the sense 4 in Wiktionary: "to go in large numbers to a place where one isn't welcome". It's normally used in reference to big cities like Moscow or St. Petersburg ...
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What is the meaning of "понаехать"?

The colloquial пона- prefix, in general, describes something done to excess. Понастроили домов! — Too many houses have been built! Понапокупали прав! — Too many people have bribed their way into ...
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Is it correct to say, "Не врачам этого не понять"?

The meaning is: Non-doctors can't/couldn't/can never understand that. Also, I'm pretty sure that this is a misprint. They probably intended to use the prefix “не-” and not the particle “не”. I ...
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Are there truly "empty" perfectivizing prefixes in Russian? (aspectual clusters versus aspectual pairs)

Complicated question. I read, that linguists even haven different opinion on whether it is correct to consider perfective and imperfective verbs as different forms of the same verb or as different ...
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The suffix -говорящий

Немецкоязычных швейцарцев, знающих французский, больше, чем франкоязычных (швейцарцев), знающих немецкий. It's possible to find in a modern 'synonyms' dictionary (e.g. Тришин, 2013) versions like: ...
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What is the meaning of "понаехать"?

To supplement the other answers: One can use понаехать in the singular with collective nouns (собирательные существительные) which denote a group of people: Дереве́нский люд понаехал. Татарва́ ...
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Why are возить/везти and носить/нести related as they are in prefixed verbs?

Let's take a step back and look at two interrelated concepts: the two kinds of motion expressed by Russian verbs of motion and the two aspects of verbs. Unprefixed verbs of motion are all imperfective....
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Why does оставлять/оставить mean to leave when it literally means 'to put around'?

(a) Оставить does not mean "misplace". It can of course mean a related thing, forgetting/abandoning/leaving something behind, but that's not the same as "misplacing". You remember the location; you ...
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Why are there verbs derived from ехать but not ездить?

As I have mentioned, заездить, изъездить, наездить, объездить, выездить, поездить, проездить, съездить are the verbs derived from ездить. Some of them have an imperfective pair in a certain ...
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Meaning of prefix по- in verbs поехать and пойти

With motional verbs, prefix по means beginning of motion. Inversal case would have the prefix при, when ending the motion (arriving to some place).
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Взлететь vs Улететь

They have different meanings взлетать/взлететь - to take off - vector of motion is vertical улетать/улететь - to fly away - vector of motion is horizontal it's possible to взлететь without улетaть ...
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объехать vs. объездить for the sense of traveling all over a place?

Объездить is a bit stronger word, often belonging to the expression "объездить (изъездить, исколесить) вдоль и поперёк". Some dictionaries (like Ushakov's one) mark it as 'colloquial' - anyway, ...
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What is the meaning of "понаехать"?

"Понаехать" is a verb used half in jest to describe the action of migrating somewhere where you're not welcome, as in the phrase "понаехали тут понимаешь!". It's usage is strictly ...
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Difference between "принести" and "привести"?

The difference is quite substantial. Вести means 'to lead, to make somebody follow you, to drive a vehicle': Он привёл их к деревне. — He led them to the village. Приведи нас к нему! — Take/Lead us ...
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What does "не" negate in "нечто" and "нехай"?

нехай is not Russian, but Ukrainian, although it may be in use regionally in Southern Russia, Ставрополье and Кубань, which are historically and geographically connected with Ukraine. In нечто не ...
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Difference between "принести" and "привести"?

If you are talking about the figurative meaning in the words above, they semantically mean the same outcome, but are used differently: There are "inanimate" objects such as benefit, discrimination, or ...
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Forming Words with Two Prefixes - по + приставка

In principle it can be added on top of any prefixed verb. But in practice it seems some specific prefixes are more likely to be augmented with it. On the one hand it appears to be a feature of ...
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Forming Words with Two Prefixes - по + приставка

The first sentence doesn't sound Russian. The verb понаехать is about people (not a single person) who've come (приехали) to some place (e. g. to dwell there) in big numbers (наехали) while doing ...
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объехать vs. объездить for the sense of traveling all over a place?

The verbs "объехать" and "объездить" are not absolute synonyms, and they are not completely interchangeable (imho). There is a nuance (at least for me). "Объехать" might mean "to visit different ...
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Why are возить/везти and носить/нести related as they are in prefixed verbs?

Thе words in each of the two groups are considered to have the same root. However, for historical reasons, a single root may have multiple forms. According to Russian Derivational Dictionary (volume ...
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Are there truly "empty" perfectivizing prefixes in Russian? (aspectual clusters versus aspectual pairs)

Well, first of all, there is a bunch of dual-aspect verbs, i.e. perfective and imperfective at the same time. See, for example, wiktionary:Двувидовые глаголы. They are prefixless, though. Next, there ...
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Why are there verbs derived from ехать but not ездить?

I've sometimes explained it like this: ездить, like ходить, водить, and others, is a multidirectional verb. Most multidirectional verbs can take a directional prefix (в-, вы-, при-, у-, etc.) to ...
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Meaning of prefix по- in verbs поехать and пойти

In your example, Она пошла на работу. It means (1) the action was begun. It can mean 'She just left for work' or 'She started a new job / resumed her job' [after a break]. You can easily ...
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Is it correct to say, "Не врачам этого не понять"?

It is grammatically and stylistically correct. It means: not doctors, but usual people, can't never understand that. It is not misprint. It is particle "не", because it is implied in context as ...
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What is the force of prefixes on perfective and imperfective verbs? Are all prefixed verbs perfective?

In terms of non-verbs of motion, a meaningful prefix such as о- (about, around) can be added to the stem -ПИС- (write), for example, to convey the meaning of describing. Without this prefix, that ...
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Why are there verbs derived from ходить, but not идти?

There are lots of verbs with prefixes derived from идти. войти, найти, пойти, сойти, прийти, уйти, подойти, etc. In these verbs "и" changes to -й- and -дт- changes to original -т- ( The original ...
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Forming Words with Two Prefixes - по + приставка

"...is it generally acceptable to attach по to prefixed verbs?.." The answer is it depends. попридержи sounds very natural to me (at least in the context of the cited poem). Here are more examples: ...
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What is the meaning of "понаехать"?

I don't know why your dictionary doesn't include the following meaning for наехать: to flock (by means of transport) to a certain place. For instance: на ярмарку наехало много продавцов из окрестных ...
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Иноглазый или Иноглазной

Если чисто по-философски, то я считаю, что иноглазый означало бы "(человек, зверь, существо) с другими глазами". Например, иноглазая порода волков А иноглазной - "для, от, связанно с ...
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